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4/19/2015 8:25:10 AM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM EDT MONDAY.LOCATIONS...CHAUTAUQUA...CATTARAUGUS...ALLEGANY...WYOMING AND SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTIES. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE NEAR LAKE ERIE AND ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.TIMING...THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.WINDS...SOUTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.IM...read more
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2015-04-19 12:06
The State University of New York at Fredonia has come up with a bright idea in recognition of April as Earth Month.  The Lanford House, home of the university's president, has been turned green and will remain that way through the end of this month.  Two LED lights in front of the home at 194 Central Avenue illuminate it from dusk to midnight.  The lights were provided at no co...read more
2015-04-19 11:43
Glare from sunlight is believed to have contributed to a motorcycle accident that sent a 51-year-old man to the hospital on Saturday.  The crash occurred around 6:30 PM on Salisbury Road, near the intersection with Fluvanna-Townline Road in the Town of Ellicott.  According to State Police, the man from Bemus Point was traveling west when he failed to stop at a stop sign due to glare from...read more
2015-04-19 10:14
A Fredonia woman is in the Chautauqua County Jail after getting arrested twice on Sunday.  The first arrest took place shortly after 1:15 AM, when Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers pulled over a vehicle on Route 60 in the Town of Pomfret for having an insufficient taillight.  An investigation found the driver, 39-year-old Brenda Hegner of Porter Road, to be intoxicated.  Hegner w...read more
2015-04-18 01:39
While a major drought continues in the southwestern United States, our region still has plenty of water, and that could be a major draw for new business. However, there needs to be better coordination of services, and upgrades in infrastruture in many areas. State Senator Cathy Young says the state budget includes $200 million to fund water and sewer projects across New York. Young says all the fu...read more
2015-04-18 10:33
A woman in the south county is facing three felony charges related to welfare fraud.  A joint investigation by Chautauqua County Sheriff's Investigators and the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Program Integrity Unit revealed that 27-year-old Anna Towne of Frewsburg failed to notify DHHS that her husband was employed from March to August of 2014. This l...read more
2015-04-18 08:18
A Fredonia woman will appear in court after she was allegedly found driving under the influence of drugs. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies pulled over 27-year-old Amanda Goodell after she failed to signal a turn on Route 20 in the Town of Pomfret around 10:00 PM Friday. An investigation found that Goodell was allegedly impaired by drugs. She was taken into custody and charged with DWAI-...read more
2015-04-18 06:48
Authorities are investigating an incident in which a vehicle crashed into a pole this morning in the Town of Dunkirk. WDOE News has learned that a red Jeep struck the pole on Route 5 around 2:00 AM, bringing down some power lines. There were no injuries reported, but the driver might have left the scene before authorities arrived. The crash caused a section of Route 5 between Wilbur Road and Linwo...read more
2015-04-17 03:08
The State University of New York at Fredonia’s Colleges Against Cancer will hold its annual Relay For Life event starting tomorrow afternoon. The 12 hour event raises money for the American Cancer Society in support of cancer research. This year’s Relay For Life is Disney themed and will be held in the Steele Hall field house. Check-in will begin at 4 p.m. and the event will continue u...read more
2015-04-17 03:05
Chautauqua County's two state lawmakers covered a number of issues when they appeared before the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce during the organization's annual State Legislative Breakfast in Lakewood today.  While they expressed concerns about the budget making process, both State Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell felt there were several positives about the new state bu...read more
2015-04-17 01:04
About 25 fire departments in Chautauqua County will be holding an open house next weekend in an effort to get volunteer firefighters and emts to join the ranks.  Chautauqua County Emergency Services Director and Fire Coordinator Julius Leone says Recruit New York has picked up some momentum over the years. Last year, nearly 50 new recruits joined their ranks. Leone says more are needed this y...read more
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